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AmaWaterways’ AmaMora Embarks on Maiden Voyage

 

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

On Monday, June 3, AmaWaterways’ all-new AmaMora set sail on her maiden voyage out of Amsterdam. Set to arrive in Basel, Switzerland on June 10, the AmaMora is the third ship to have been introduced by the brand in 2019, following the AmaDouro and the AmaMagna.

AmaMora exterior and scenery

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June 6, 2019   No Comments

Top 5 Instagrammable Spots in the Caribbean

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Are you a social media savant? An Instagram intellectual, if you will…

If so, why aren’t you on a cruise right now? With endless possibilities of photo ops, you’ll love your cruise vacation, and chances are your friends will “like” it too! So without further ado, and in no particular order, check out our Top 5 Instagrammable Spots in the Caribbean!

The Pitons (St. Lucia)

These two mountains rising out of the crystal blue water in St. Lucia are known as The Pitons. Each spire, formed hundreds of years ago by underwater volcanic activity, reaches for the sky at over 2,400 feet and is one of the most popular photo ops! If you want the #pictureperfect snap, take some advice from our team here at The Cruise Web and head to the white sand at Sugar Beach, where the immensity of these natural wonders can actually fit in the frame!

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May 30, 2019   No Comments

Carnival Cruise Line Chooses Fun with World-famous Harlem Globetrotters

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

On Tuesday, May 21, Carnival Cruise Line announced its exclusive partnership with the world-renowned Harlem Globetrotters. The basketball team will now serve as Carnival’s official cruise line sponsor worldwide, embodying the tagline “Choose Fun.”

The Harlem Globetrotters’ captivating theatrics and always entertaining exhibition games are a perfect fit with Carnival’s signature brand of fun. Both parties will greatly complement each other in joint marketing efforts such as a designated Choose Fun Zone seating area with branded signage, playful décor, special player interactions and more. Through the new partnership, Carnival will also be provided with traditional marketing assets in order to support their charitable partners’ initiatives.

To promote the new partnership, Carnival released a video of the Harlem Globetrotters stars Hammer Harrison and Dragon Taylor gettin’ buckets in an entertaining fashion aboard Carnival Horizon, featuring Carnival’s SkyRide aerial attraction and Lido Deck:

Harlem Globetrotters president Howard Smith explains that for nine decades, the team has been dedicated to bringing fans laughter, joy, and fun through basketball. “When we heard about the opportunity to partner with cruise industry leader Carnival,” Smith states, “we couldn’t wait to use our combined love of entertaining audiences to make our games more fun and memorable than ever.”

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May 29, 2019   No Comments

Regent to Offer a Variety of Plant-based Cuisine, Including Impossible Burger

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises recently announced the incorporation of over 200 plant-based menu items across its fleet beginning October 1, 2019. Because of travelers’ increasing demand for these high quality foods, plant-based items will be fully incorporated into the fleet’s daily menus and available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Sweet and Sour Vegetables with Tofu

 

This new cuisine will feature the trending Impossible Burger, a meatless burger that has more protein, less total fat, no cholesterol, and fewer calories than a hamburger of similar size.

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May 28, 2019   No Comments

Sailing the Seven Kingdoms: How to Cruise the Filming Locations for ‘Game of Thrones’

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Spoiler alert! The following contains spoilers for Game of Thrones. You’ve been warned.

This past Sunday, HBO’s Game of Thrones came to a dramatic conclusion—beloved characters broke our hearts, the world’s least comfortable throne is no more, and Arya desperately needs a cruise consultant. Love it or hate it, we hope you’ll agree that Game of Thrones was, among many things, one of the most visually stunning TV series ever produced. This is thanks in no small part to the show’s spectacular sets and filming locations, many of which can be visited on a cruise from The Cruise Web!

Featured below are the best ways to cruise to a few of the incredible destinations used as filming locations for Game of Thrones:

 

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

The rocky canyons and cliffs of Iceland’s Thingvellir National Park (about 45 minutes outside of Reykjavik) helped protect the Bloody Gate while guiding the paths of several memorable characters—including Arya, Sansa, Littlefinger, Tormund and Ygritte—and this is near where Brienne battled The Hound!

Featured Itinerary: 14-night Iceland & Ireland (Celebrity Cruises) | Roundtrip Southampton

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May 20, 2019   No Comments

Carnival’s Mardi Gras will Debut Premium ‘Carnival Excel’ Suites and Resort-style Loft 19 Enclave

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Carnival Cruise Line has recently revealed more details surrounding its highly-anticipated new ship, Mardi Gras. The ship will feature more than 180 suites that will come in 11 different styles, including the premium Carnival Excel Suites. These high-end suites come with select amenities including priority access to Loft 19, Carnival’s new resort-style open air enclave.

The new premium-level Carnival Excel Suites include 32 suites across four categories:

Mardi Gras will offer two Carnival Excel Presidential Suites, which will serve as the most spacious suites in the Carnival fleet. Located on Deck 17, these suites feature very comfortable living, dining, and sleeping areas. Carnival’s Excel Presidential Suites also feature the fleet’s largest balconies, each equipped with sunbed and lounging areas, along with guests’ very own private outdoor hot tub. In addition to Loft 19 access, Carnival Excel Presidential Suite guests will also have access to the spa’s thermal suite and Havana pool area.

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May 20, 2019   No Comments

Celebrity Cruises Takes Delivery of Celebrity Flora, Purpose-built Galapagos Ship

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

May 13th, 2019 marked the beginning of an era for Celebrity Cruises, as they took the delivery of a truly one-of-a-kind ship, Celebrity Flora. Built specifically for the famed Galapagos Islands, Celebrity Flora will accommodate 100 passengers in luxurious suites on 7- and 10-day voyages.

Celebrity Flora at sea

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May 20, 2019   1 Comment

Seabourn Reveals Premium Suites on New Ultra-luxury Expedition Ships

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Seabourn, one of the world’s most elegant luxury cruise lines, has provided itinerants with their first look at the premium suites on board its two brand new ultra-luxury sister ships, the first of which is named Seabourn Venture.

Exterior rendering of Seabourn Venture

Set to launch in June 2021 and May 2022, respectively, these two ships are not only top of the line in luxury, but are also purpose-built expedition ships. Travelers will soon be able to become immersed in the breathtaking grandeur of destinations including Antarctica, Alaska, Australia & New Zealand, South America and Northern Europe, while at the same time living like royalty in suites envisioned by design icon Adam D. Tihany.

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May 19, 2019   No Comments

Revitalized Norwegian Dawn Returns to New York

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

After nearly ten years, Norwegian Cruise Line’s new and improved Norwegian Dawn has returned to its home port in New York City. As of Saturday, May 11, 2019, the newly revitalized ship has recently reopened for voyages to Florida and the Bahamas, as well as Canada and New England, for the first time out of New York City since 2010.

The ship began renovations in 2016 as a part of the Norwegian Edge Program. Norwegian Cruise Line founded this program with the vision to hold their entire fleet to a higher standard of excellence, which is proven in the refurbishment of the Norwegian Dawn. Passengers can now enjoy her updated design and decor along with several brand new restaurants and bars, including Los Lobos Cantina and The Cellars: A Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar. On top of this, the ship’s unique Garden Villas were also remodeled, which hold the title of the largest suites in the entire Norwegian fleet.

As of this past Saturday, Norwegian Dawn has begun again to sail a mix of week-long cruises that will visit Orlando, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; and the Cruise Line’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas. The ship will also visit destinations in Canada and New England including Newport, Rhode Island; Boston, Massachusetts; Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine; Halifax and Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Saguenay and Quebec City; and Saint John, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick.

For more information on the Norwegian Dawn, please call The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383 to speak with one of our expert consultants!

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May 14, 2019   No Comments

Royal Caribbean Announces Grand Opening of Perfect Day at CocoCay

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For Royal Caribbean guests headed to the Caribbean, vacation just got better. On May 6, 2019, Royal Caribbean opened the long awaited Perfect Day at CocoCay!

CocoCay, Bahamas has long been a popular destination on Royal Caribbean itineraries, but now it has been revamped to include a thrilling waterpark, helium balloon ride and other great amenities! A $250 million investment has turned a beautiful private island into an exclusive oasis, with activities for the whole family!

For more information on having your Perfect Day at CocoCay, please call The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383 to speak with one of our expert consultants!

Infinity pool on CocoCay beach

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May 9, 2019   2 Comments